LCV Statement on Release of Senate Energy Package

Contact: Emily Samsel, emily_samsel@lcv.org, 202-454-4573

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee announced an energy bill package comprised of bills that have already been reported out of committee. In response, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Legislative Director Matthew Davis:

“It is critical that any energy package rapidly reduces emissions and transitions to a clean energy future. It is long past time for an energy bill to be on the Senate floor and we are disappointed that it does not do nearly enough to reduce harmful pollution and deploy clean energy. Handouts to hardrock mining, nuclear energy, coal, and natural gas industries will only take us backwards. We must instead focus on investing in research and development for challenging sectors to decarbonize and clean energy sources like wind and solar, and extend and expand tax incentives to support near-term deployment and job growth in clean energy industries.”

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